We all did read and hear the stories in brief of the soldiers who fought bravely and laid their lives protecting the sovereignty of our country, but there were still some stories that we missed out on. Or at least the parts of it. I realised this when I read this book – Kargil : Untold Stories from the War by Rachna Bisht Rawat. I picked this book randomly from a book store intrigued by its title.
Picked this book up at random from a store at Delhi Book Fair. I had no idea about the author or about this book, bought it totally on a hunch and a mention that it was shortlisted for Booker Prize 1997. Of course, the title The Underground Man and it’s cover looked interesting enough to me to give this book a shot.
So I picked up this book at random from a bookstore because the title “The Catcher in the Rye” was interesting and I was told that it was a good book. I like classics and old books, a lot. I like the way they transport you in an era you could never see in real. …
The book The Epic of Mount Everest, authored by Sir Francis Younghusband, who himself was the promoter and instigator of the first four assaults (as they called it) on the mountain, wrote this book on behalf of the Mount Everest Committee as a condensed volume of the three books previously written and published – Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921; The Assault on Mount Everest, 1922; and The Fight for Everest, 1924.